Have you flown any RC fixed wing before? if not:
Recommendation 1: (I learned this the hard way)
Get an RC sim, and get the hang of things on that. That way your initial mistakes are a lot cheaper.
you will need a transmitter (Tx) to hook up to these, or you could get a sim-only Tx bundled FMS for about $25 here: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...m_Mode_1_.html
This one is mode 1, which means throttle on the right stick. Mode 2 has the throttle on the left stick.